WASHINGTON (CNN) - When President Obama announced Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his choice to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, he noted that she played a key role in helping bring an end to the 1995 Major League Baseball strike.
"Some say that Judge Sotomayor saved baseball," said Obama, referring to Sotomayor's ruling against the owners that brought the strike to an end.
On Saturday, Sotomayor returns to the baseball diamond – this time taking the field. She will throw out the first pitch at Yankees Stadium.
"Having Justice Sotomayor, a South Bronx native, participate in our yearly Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is very exciting, as she is an inspiration to so many," said Manuel García, Yankees director of Latino Affairs.